Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was explaining Donald Trump’s failure to interfere with ballots during an MSNBC interview at his home on Friday when his son accidentally wandered into camera range with his eyes glued to his cell phone.
When the boy realized he had slipped into the shot, he froze with a look of shock then v-e-r-y carefully backed out the door he had entered.
It was exactly the comic relief needed by nervous viewers everywhere.
It was also the latest of a series of kids hilariously interrupting a parent’s moment on TV.
“I’m taking his phone away for 24 hours,” Shapiro joked on Twitter following his son’s surprise appearance.
Other eagle-eyed viewers also appreciated the toy U.S. Postal Service truck and the tiny Count von Count figure sitting on the bookcase behind Shapiro.
But it was Shapiro’s son who won viewers’ hearts. They appreciated the change of pace in these nerve-wracking times — along with the quirky, reassuring peek at another family, thanks to COVID-19 stay-at-home interviews.